Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Narcoossee’s – A Forgotten Favorite


Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

I’ve been vacationing at Walt Disney World since I was four years old.  Throughout the years, I have eaten at countless restaurants across the parks and resorts.  I have my fair share of favorites that I always make sure to visit on each trip but some restaurants just don’t make the cut on each and every trip.  Sadly, Narcoossee’s was one of those restaurants.






I had been to Narcoossee’s once as a child and I remember enjoying the view and the food but I didn’t have a lot of memories of the place.  On a trip in 2009 with my parents, we decided to revisit the restaurant and we all enjoyed our meal but for some reason it just didn’t stand out to me.  Thankfully, we decided to go back to Narcoossee’s on our November 2012 trip and it was one of our favorite meals of the trip!  A forgotten favorite had returned as a front-runner for my favorite restaurant and this time, I wasn’t going to forget it!


Resort ferry launch to Narcoossee's

Narcoossee’s is located on the waterfront of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  It is in a fabulous location with panoramic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon.  There are several means of transportation you can take to get to Narcoossee’s.  If you are staying at one of the Magic Kingdom resorts on the monorail loop, you can take the monorail to the Grand Floridian.  From any other resort, you can take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then take the monorail or ferry to the Grand Floridian.  If you would like to be dropped off right next to the restaurant, take the ferry.

Calamari Appetizer
If you like seafood, then Narcoossee’s is the restaurant for you!  From appetizers to entrees, there are plenty of different options for seafood lovers everywhere.  I love seafood so it was actually really hard for me to decide on which appetizer to get.  We went with a party of 8, so lucky for me, I got to try a little bit of everything.  Two of my favorite appetizers are the calamari and crab cakes. It’s hard to find a good crab cake and I really enjoyed them.

Lobster and Filet Mignon Entree
Don’t worry if you don’t like seafood…there are land-based options.  One of our favorites at Narcoossee’s is the filet mignon.  It.  Was.  Delicious.  I, sadly, did not order the filet but luckily one of my family members was nice enough to share.  Never again will I go to Narcoossee’s and not order the filet. It was that good!  My husband still argues that the filet at Jiko is better but my vote goes to Narcoossee’s. For entrees, I had ordered just the lobster (yes…I know. I can’t believe I said “just the lobster”) and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the filet. I didn’t think the lobster was worth the hefty price tag. The filet, however, was definitely worth it. It was that good. 

Cheesecake Dessert

Desserts were also a huge hit and solidified Narcoossee’s as being on of our favorite meals of the trip. One of my favorites is the cheesecake. Mmm. I love cheesecake and Narcoossee’s has a delicious cheesecake that you must try. Another hit on our recent trip was the carrot cake. Delicious! It’s not a standard dessert on the menu but I really hope they bring it back for the next time I am there.


Narcoossee’s is a Signature Dining experience, which means that you need to dress up a little bit more than your usual table service restaurant. You can leave the tuxedos and evening gowns at home but there is a business causal dress code. Essentially, they ask that you don’t wear tank tops, swimsuits, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing or shirts with offensive language or graphics.

With most table service restaurants at Walt Disney World, reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.  Narcoossee’s is only open for dinner so plan accordingly when making your reservations.  Some Dining Plans are accepted.  It is a Signature Dining experience so if you are using the Disney Dining or Deluxe Dining Plan, 2 credits are required per person.

View of Wishes from Narcoossee's outdoor deck 
Aside from the wonderful food and view of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Narcoossee’s also offers spectacular views of the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.  They dim the lights in the restaurant and pipe in the music for a truly magical end to a fantastic evening.  They also have a wrap-around deck outside where you can stand and watch the fireworks. 

Narcoossee’s has definitely made it back on my “Must Eat” list.  I probably won’t visit on each and every trip, but I am glad that I have found this favorite again.  It is one of the more expensive restaurants on property, but it is a nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or simply to splurge because you are on vacation!  If you have never been to Narcoossee’s before, give it a try and if you haven’t been in awhile, give it another try. Who knows? You may just find you have a forgotten favorite!


Ashley


2 comments:

  1. I need to go here just for that cheesecake! :)

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  2. It is so tasty! And it looks really pretty too which I always appreciate.

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